South African rapper AKA dropped his second single on Friday morning. After a short break from the limelight, a love song dedicated to music legends.
The rapper and musician, remembers the musicians in Sweet Fire the nation has lost over the past year. Love is something the rapper doesn’t shy away from, and on the single hinted at losing love and also the battles of trying to get over the loss of a loved one.
The track then swings like a pendulum between lost love . The rapper has never been shy to sample or take inspiration from other artists.
For all the criticism about AKA using auto-tune, the star has used the technique to carve out a unique sound that he hopes will continue the legacy of those who have come before him.
He repeated the trick with his latest single Sweet Fire, tapping into the influence of, among others, Ray Phiri and Stimela’s work for the track.
“When you lose someone you love, you have to take the time to grieve. Music helps. Sweet Fire is dedicated to the memory and music of Ray Phiri, Stimela, and all those who have loved and lost,” he said on Twitter.